Investing in student design and innovation

UConn AIAA

About AIAA and CONNSAT

After a lot of hard work and planning, this year we started UCONN's American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student chapter. Hoping to embody the mission of the organization, we set high goals for ourselves, and planned a lot of different exciting events to help with student recruitment. During our first semester on campus, we've recruited over 60 students who have participated in a variety of our events including a Space Suit demonstration, a tour of the Flight Academy, and a personal meet and greet with Rick Mastracchio, an astronaut who is also a UCONN Alumni.

One of our most important goals for our first year on campus was to participate in a design competition. Based on interest, we decided to enter the CanSat Competition, an annual international student design-build-launch competition. The teams must be able to design and build a rocket payload to be ready for competition at the end of the academic year.

This project gives us the opportunity to be involved in the complete life cycle of a real, complex engineering project from conceptual design through integration and testing, concluding with actual operation of the system. The competition itself is also an amazing opportunity to interact with other student teams and network with professionals from a wide array of engineering companies, while at the same time representing UConn Engineering.

As our actual design takes flight, our team, ConnSat, needs proper funding for the costs with this competition. We're hoping to build a strong CanSat Team that becomes well known and recognized across the competition for the years to come. In addition to this, we also need support to travel to Burkett, Texas in June, where we will compete in the CanSat Competition. Not only will the funds we raise go towards ConnSat, we also plan on investing in future projects for the UConn AIAA chapter.

All donations made are very much appreciated by the UCONN's AIAA Chapter.


AIAA's Mission Statement

"To address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit our global society."

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Supported by 30 Donations:

  • Andrew K.
    I Gave $5
  • David S.
    I Gave $25
  • David D.
    I Gave $50
    Enjoy, friends of someone I know!
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $25
  • Logan W.
    I Gave $5
    Keep flying HIGH, Anthony!
  • Mark W.
    I Gave $10
    From a future UConn AIAA Chapter member.
  • Deb C.
    I Gave $10
  • Deborah D.
    I Gave $100
    Congrats for thinking big and starting this chapter! A journey starts with the first step. Perseverance and tenacity makes progress.
  • Zania J.
    I Gave $10
  • John S.
    John S. '92
    I Gave $25
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $10
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  • Rufat K.
    Rufat K. '14
    I Gave $50
    Go AIAA!
  • Linda Z.
    I Gave $25
    Shell, your Papas would be proud!!
  • Anonymous
    I Gave $5
    AIAA Is one of the smartest, most gifted engineering student groups on campus. So glad my money is going towards a great cause!
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $20